Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
To: Gasper Almeida
Subject: Fr. Agnelo's birth anniversary
Fr. Agnelo D'Souza's 142nd birth anniversary will be celebrated on January 21 at Pilar and Anjuna (Goa).
A solemn high mass will be celebrated at St. John’s Chapel in Gaumvaddi, Anjuna, the birth place of Fr. Agnelo at 5:00 p.m.
A song in honour of PADR AGNEL by Prem Kumar
Goenchi zomin kitli povitr ani nirmoll! Hoi, Goyem zaun assa
sonvsarantlo sorg. Dekun, Bhagivont Francis Xavier, Goa avoiche vengen ievun ravla.
Toxech, Goa avoin dog bhagivont putank zolm dila; tantlo ek zaun assa Padr Jose Vaz ani dusro Padr Agnel.
Kuddin durboll, jivitan nirmoll, ak’kea sonvsarak gazta tachem nanv
Mezunk zainam titleo milagri keleot, lok tachea paimieamxim ieta marun dhanv
Bandra Ashraman poixi, Musolman, Hindu, Parxi, toxech ozaranim Kristanv
Baghivontak dukh-sukh sangtat ani bhavartan magtat, dimbier ravon tacho ghetat umanv
Adhar gorjevontancho, Baghivont Padr Agnel
Gorjek sampoddleleancho, alaxiro Padr Agnel
Bhavartan magxi zalear, pavtolo Padr Agnel
Akantachea vellar ulo mar, sanddchonam Padr Agnel
Fulon bongo tollean, Jezuchea mollean, povitr pormollan fankarlolo
Dev-mogan vaddlolo, xegunnanim bhorlolo, Jezuchea mogak to lobdololo
Pettovn Dev mogachi vath, kuttombak korun fatt, aplech khoxen padri zalolo
Polputrar ravon, dekhiche sermanv sangon, Jezuchem utor tho porgottalo
Brestaracheo Pilar, boktancheo lainnim lagtat
Kalliz ugttem korun, baghivontak dukh-sukh sangtat
Goyencho put baghivont zalo, mhunn onod maan bhogtat
Tuka veginch altaracho maan favo zanv mhunn magtat
Vorsam zalim sabar, Goenchea mollbar, porzollit chondrim to udelolo
21ver Janerache, 1869 vorsak, Baghivont Padr Agnel zolmololo
Anjuna ganvan, Gustav mhunn nanvan, sogllo lok taka vollkotalo
Tea Agnel nanvanchea padrik Devan velo, ani bhavarteank eok bhagivont dilo
Tea bhagivonta passot, magnnim korunk lagoiea
Dimbier ravon Jezuk, man amchi bagoviea
Ulas amchea kallzache, Pap Saibak sangoiea
Goyenchea Agnel putak, veginch sant porgott mhunn magoiea.
[Peter D’Costa, known to everyone by his stage name‘Prem Kumar was one of the legends of the Konkani stage. He was basically a ‘partist’(actor) and rarely used to sings songs. It was awfully nice of him to sing a song in honor of Venerable Fr. Agnelo, and the lyrics were written by Prem Kumar, and forwarded to Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter by Domnic Fernandes]
Here is the NOVENA PRAYER FOR PETITIONS
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we gratefully acknowledge your plan for our salvation, even by working miracles through your chosen servants. We thank you for giving us your faithful servant, Fr. Agnelo, as an example of how to follow in the steps of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ. With our whole heart we pray that you may lead us through your Spirit to imitate his saintly life. Grant us also the favour we ask (mention the favour) as a sign that he now shares in the Glory of our Risen Lord.
[From the archives of www.goa-world.com Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter].